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The Reading Department offers five reading courses to prepare you for credit coursework. Our courses are offered at various times and locations to meet your needs. We look forward to working with you! Please see below for more detailed information.
Reading Course List
RDG-026 - Reading Your World - 3 equated credit hours: Develop skills, habits and attitudes that will result in more effective reading and studying. Strengthen language and vocabulary skills, using prior learning and experience as a foundation. Identify main ideas in reading selections, find important details and understand relationships between sentences. Explore how skills in reading transfer to problem solving in everyday life.
RDG-027 - Participatory College Reading - 3 equated credit hours: Prepare for academic reading at the college level by developing more advanced participatory approaches to critical thinking and problem solving. Practice strategies that encourage active reading of college-level textbooks. Identify thesis, main ideas, and details, with an emphasis on inferential comprehension. Explore how skills in reading transfer to problem solving in everyday life.
RDG-028 - The Critical Reader - 3 equated credit hours: Explore and reflect on what it means to be a critical reader. Improve analytic skills through discussing how authors develop and support their theses. Analyze, evaluate and synthesize persuasive writing. Expand vocabulary and sharpen ability to use context to infer meaning.
RDG-029 - Accelerated College Reading - 5 equated credit hours: Prepare for academic reading by developing more advanced critical reading and problem solving skills. Expand vocabulary and sharpen your ability to use context to infer meaning. Practice strategies that encourage active reading of college-level textbooks. Identify main ideas, theses, and details with an emphasis on inferential comprehension. Improve critical reading skills through analysis and evaluation of persuasive writing. Analyze, evaluate and synthesize author's arguments to draw and support conclusions.
RDG-040 - Academic Literacies - 5 equated credit hours: Explore and critically evaluate a variety of academic texts. Identify, discuss, and write about abstract ideas from a variety of complex academic texts. Expand and connect readings to other meaningful texts, to the world, and to the lived experiences of the students. Develop an understanding of the writing process in order to produce authentic academic writing, thus preparing students for success in college level reading and writing.